Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The Pulitzer Prizes

The Pulitzer Prizes were announced yesterday, and the winners were:

•Fiction: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (Riverhead Books)
•Drama: August: Osage County by Tracy Letts (Theatre Communications Group)
•History: What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 by Daniel Walker Howe (Oxford University Press)
•Biography: Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father by John Matteson (Norton)
•Poetry: Time and Materials by Robert Hass (Ecco) and Failure by Philip Schultz (Harcourt)
•General Nonfiction: The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 by Saul Friedlander (HarperCollins)

2 comments:

Doc said...

Osacar and Lola stayed with me a long time: wonderful book.

Gregg said...

I'm surprised - Oscar Wao is an amazing book, but so geek-heavy with its references it almost constitutes a whole different language, so much so I thought it'd get overlooked. It's good to be wrong every so often.